[Mageia-marketing] Plan - stuff to do pre Beta 1 release
trish at thefrasers.org
Tue Apr 5 07:09:00 CEST 2011
> Comments inside:
> 2011/4/4 Patricia Fraser <trish at thefrasers.org>:
> > Hi all,
> > Two things to be written - the release announcement, and the
> > wrapper words for the testing day procedure (to make a testing day
> > announcement).
> > Help welcome!
> > Testing day is Friday/Saturday (08/09-04-11), and we want to
> > announce it on release day (tomorrow) and propagate the
> > announcement widely.
> > Comms plan: release announcement/testing day announcement
> > What: release (alpha, beta or otherwise)
> > Who to: Mageia community
> > Open source communities
> > wider community
> > How: Mageia blog
> > Distrowatch
> > slashdot
> > other tech news sites
> > Mageia lists - ask list members to forward it to their
> > communities (any we've missed) and i18n team, propagate in their
> > languages please
> I'd structure this a little bit different, although we mean the
> The "Who" is quite clear: the main announcer (ennael?)
> Text proposed by marcomm.
The who I meant is "to whom are we speaking with this announcement?"
From the roadmap, this release is for: packagers, developers, testers
(as per Alphas 1 and 2) and (new) test users.
So, are we unleashing Beta 1 on the general public? How public do we
want this announcement to be?
Next: the text of the actual announcement vs. the marketing/comms
text; where do we get hold of the actual announcement to write up a
release notice that a) refers to the announcement and b) can be
Next: who should see the marcomm text before it gets released, to say
> - internally
> - - Blog
> - - Forum
> - - Mageia lists
> - externally
> - - Distrowatch
> - - slashdot
> - - other sites
> - through i18n:
> - - translations of the blog and the download page (as has been
> done for previous announcements)
> - - spreading the announcement to local communities (lists,
> forums), local news sites and online magazines
> > Content: what's being released
> > what's new
> - with link to the release notes
> > where to go to get it
> - link to the download page
> > welcome to new users
> > encourage new makers / contributors
> > about Mageia
> To achieve worldwide attention (we should reach this until final) it
> should all be spread within a very tight time span, on the same day.
> People must be plastered with the Mageia announcement, wherever they
> look at that day.
Yep. And today is release day, so I need to get cracking...
> For the future we should implement a procedure where such
> announcements will be sent to the translators 1 day in advance.
*If* I can get the info above, I'll have something for people to look
at/critique/translate by early afternoon. If not, not.
> > Extra for testing day:
> > damsweb's testing procedure
> > inside marcomm wrapper
> > Time to write: marcomm bit, ready by 05-04-11
> > testing wrapper, soon as I see damsweb's doc
> The same procedure in spreading as for the beta announcement,
> following as a sequel - people have to regard both announcements as
> related, the testing day as a follow-up to the release.
Trish Fraser, JD9R RQ2D
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